I am seriously considering an Octava HD41 ARC and I saw this DVDO Quick6 Model.
I plan to have a TV and Soundbar connected to an HDMI switch. The audio needs to be passed to a wireless headset when the soundbar is turned off
. The TV has built-in applications such as Netflix, which should work simultaneously for the headset and soundbar. The soundbar and headset won't be used simultaneously.Sharp 60" (847) TVSharp SoundbarOctava HD41-ARC 4x1 HDMI Switch with ARC and Optical Audio Output
In the HDMI forum, Joe Fernand said the connection concept below would work:
AV Devices (Apple TV, PS3, etc.) connect to the Octava HDMI Inputs.
Octava HDMI Out to TV HDMI input 1 (see manual p. 12 and 57-58)
The Octava Toslink output is split
with one PCM stream going to the soundbar, while the other is converted
to analog audio and passed to the headphones
I'm not concerned about Dolby Digital in this setup, just clear PCM audio getting where it needs to go.
Please let me know what your thoughts are regarding the switching capability of the DVDO Quick6 vs Octava HD41ARC. I don't care about instant preview and fast switching.
What I DO care about is fast handling of the optical audio output from whatever switch I choose, so I don't have lip sync issues. I also care about 3D signals working correctly.
From an end user perspective, the most tangible difference between these models (if instapreview is turned off) is faster switching and a nicer remote on the DVDO Quick6.